Expanded Learning Time and Opportunities: New Directions for Youth Development, Number 131 [NOOK Book]

Overview

Expanding the learning day is gaining national momentum as an important school-improvement and whole-child development strategy. This issue focuses on school-community partnerships that provide a seamless, longer learning day that best meets the academic (Expanded Learning Time or ELT) and developmental (Expanded Learning Opportunities or ELO) needs of high-poverty students in resource-poor communities.

First...

See more details below
Expanded Learning Time and Opportunities: New Directions for Youth Development, Number 131

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$18.99
BN.com price
(Save 34%)$29.00 List Price
Note: This NOOK Book can be purchased in bulk. Please email us for more information.

Overview

Expanding the learning day is gaining national momentum as an important school-improvement and whole-child development strategy. This issue focuses on school-community partnerships that provide a seamless, longer learning day that best meets the academic (Expanded Learning Time or ELT) and developmental (Expanded Learning Opportunities or ELO) needs of high-poverty students in resource-poor communities.

First it draws attention to the importance of ELOs and offers contours of the ELT-ELO partnerships through research evidence and policy analysis. It then covers both in practice and features a spectrum of ELT-ELO partnerships, from less to more integrated models. The issue pays close attention to:

  • The central role ELOs play in ELT schools
  • The changing safeguards for community-based organizations
  • Ways in which current education policy is shaping the approach of schools and community partners to learning and development.

This is the 131st volume of New Directions for Youth Development, the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series dedicated to bringing together everyone concerned with helping young people, including scholars, practitioners, and people from different disciplines and professions. 

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

Issue Editor's Notes 1
Helen Janc Malone

Executive Summary 9

1. Expanded learning time and opportunities: Key principles, driving perspectives, and major challenges 15
Dale A. Blyth, Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn
The authors posit three key principles the field should consider in the expanded learning debates: respect the distinct differences and values of formal, nonformal, and informal learning; acknowledge the value of a broad but clear definition and regular assessment of multiple elements of successful learning and development; and reduce the current inequities in each approach to learning.

2. From after-school to expanded learning: A decade of progress 29
Robert M. Stonehill, Sherri C. Lauver, Tara Donahue, Neil Naftzger, Carol K. McElvain, Jaime Stephanidis
This chapter examines four aspects of the ELO movement: the current philosophical and policy debates, the impact of federal legislation, how expanded learning efforts are increasingly seen as a promising school reform component, and policy recommendations to support a national vision for expanded learning time and opportunities.

3. The emergence of time as a lever for learning 43
Christopher Gabrieli
The author makes an argument for expanded learning time schools as a promising expanded day strategy that offers predominantly high-poverty students a well-rounded education. The chapter addresses school-community partnerships as an important vehicle for delivering youth development services during an expanded day schedule.

4. Expanding the learning day: An essential component of the community schools strategy 55
Reuben Jacobson, Martin J. Blank
The authors offer comparisons between community schools and expanded learning time schools. The chapter posits that community schools can serve as an effective vehicle for delivering an expanded learning strategy by focusing on both a longer learning time and developmental opportunities.

5. Expanded learning the LA's BEST way 69
Carla Sanger, Paul E. Heckman
In this chapter, the authors track the development of LA's BEST and present practices and research evidence that show the benefits of this valuesbased program-delivery model on students’ nonformal learning and positive youth development.

6. The After-School Corporation's approach to expanded learning 81
Anne-Marie E. Hoxie, Lisa DeBellis, Saskia K. Traill
The authors address how TASC, a New York City intermediary, developed and implemented an expanded learning strategy, ELT/NYC, to help and reform schools to meet a range of students’ learning needs.

7. Citizen Schools' partner-dependent expanded learning model 93
Eric Schwarz, Emily McCann
The leaders of Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit organization, reflect on their own experiences working with expanded learning time schools, including the common successes and challenges they face partnering with schools, and offer ways to build strong school-community partner collaborations.

8. Building an expanded learning time and opportunities school: Principals' perspectives 107
Helen Janc Malone
Four public school principals from New York City, Los Angeles, and Houston describe how they implemented an expanded learning strategy within their schools to provide both academic and enrichment opportunities.

9. Next steps in the expanded learning discourse 119
Helen Janc Malone, Gil G. Noam
This concluding chapter provides an overview of crosscutting themes, addresses both conceptual and practical challenges facing expanded learning time and opportunities, and proposes several concrete steps for engaging community partners in the national expanded learning discourse.

Index 137

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)